GILLMAN BARRACKS

Singapore’s Centre for Contemporary Art

For a while now Singapore has been known to be an emergent hub for Asian art. By continuously promoting the art scene and hosting numerous cultural offers the so-called lion city emphasizes its significance as a creative Asian hotspot for art, design and culture.

Ever since their opening in 2013, the Gillman Barracks may well be considered as one of the top places of interest regarding contemporary art in Singapore. Set up in 1935, the barracks initially served as accommodation for the British army. After the withdrawal of British troops, Singapore’s armed forces used the colonial buildings on site as a military school. A few years ago, they were comprehensively renovated in order to create a place for contemporary art in a unique historic setting.

Expanding over an area of 6 ha and encompassing 14 colonial buildings, the Gillman Barracks today house a total of 17 international galleries as well as the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA). The project, which had initially been limited to Asian galleries, nowadays also features European galleries, such as Michael Janssen from Berlin or Partners & Mucciaccia from Italy. As the first international gallery from Germany within the Gillman Barracks, Michael Janssen gallery presents both aspiring and established artists from the US, Europe and Southeast Asia.

The center of art focusses on contemporary Asian art; however, varying exhibitions offer a broad spectrum of international art, too, which wants to be explored. Visitors can stroll around the grounds from building to building in a relaxed atmosphere and marvel at paintings, video installations and sculptures. Restaurants and art cafés complete the experience of Gillman Barracks. 

Without doubt one of the highlights is the Centre for Contemporary Art, which also opened in 2013 and has since been run by German founding director Ute Meta Bauer. The center is not only dedicated to research and education, but also offers exhibitions of contemporary art and residency opportunities for artists and researchers. The center wants to play an active role within the local art scene and, in addition, to take part in the development of the regional and international art market.

At the moment, the CCA is presenting works by the late American artist Allan Sekula. As a photographer and a critic he analyzed the (post)modern industrialization and globalization of labor in his essays and documentaries. The exhibition “Fish Story, to be continued” is taking place in Southeast Asia for the first time and shows his investigations into the global maritime industry. The exhibition runs until 27 September 2015.

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